“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” is one of the top hits by Mike Posner, an American singer-songwriter, poet, and record producer. As one of the performers at Coachella, the artist shared a beautiful tribute to the passing of Swedish DJ Tim Bergling (popularly known as Avicii) during his 2018 set. The song was released in 2015 and was told to be about his experience in one of Avicii’s shows when a fan came up and recognized Posner.
His performance of its acoustic version went viral on Facebook.
Mike Posner gives a beautiful and chilling tribute to Avicii at Coachella
Posted by EDMTunes on Sunday, 22 April 2018
I took a pill in Ibiza
To show Avicii I was cool
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual week-long music and arts festival held in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert, California. Bergling was found dead in Oman last Friday (April 20) during the festival which began last April 13 (Friday) and ended yesterday, April 22 (Sunday).
As the reference to the song, Avicii had previously responded to Rolling Stone in an interview saying “Mike’s a good friend, so I took it as an honor. And I agree – parties can be amazing, but it’s very easy to become too attached to partying in places like Ibiza. You become lonely and get anxieties. It becomes toxic.”
“Mike’s a good friend, so I took it as an honor. And I agree – parties can be amazing, but it’s very easy to become too attached to partying in places like Ibiza. You become lonely and get anxieties. It becomes toxic.”
Fellow EDM artists expressed their sorrow and sympathies following the heartbreaking announcement.
Can’t believe this, I’m gonna miss you so bad. From your first show where we played together, to all the amazing memories we shared. Thank you for changing the world with your amazing music and for being such an inspiration. I’m gonna miss you brother, until we meet again! ❤ pic.twitter.com/FjJyLA5Ohc
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) April 20, 2018
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
Remember this time Tim. This was right between our sets @tomorrowland. I was so nervous and u shook me out of my head picked me up and made me realize it’s all about having a fun time. I’ll never forget that. U are truly an inspiration my brother. U inspired the world. Thank you pic.twitter.com/E4ZWJ3a37v
— Azukita Aoki (@steveaoki) April 22, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….💔
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace, Avicii.
We lost a legend.
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) April 20, 2018
— Laidback Luke (@LaidbackLuke) April 20, 2018
. @Avicii was talented and kind, and I was genuinely excited to see what would come next from him. His future most certainly should have been written beyond age 28. I am
Rest easy Tim.
— Kaskade (@kaskade) April 20, 2018
Tim, I can’t believe what I just heard, you have gone way to early, there are no words to describe how I feel, I am thankful for all the great moments we got to spent together; and thankful for all the things I got to learn from you. The world will miss you.❤️ ~ R.I.P Avicii pic.twitter.com/HR3JvWGs9k
— Nicky Romero (@nickyromero) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii 🙁 Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
Words can not describe how I feel right now..I am gonna miss you brother ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AjBgXi5gVR
— Tiësto (@tiesto) April 20, 2018
Tim Bergling will be missed. May his soul rest in peace. 🙁